Tag Archives: anti-monopoly law

China’s Top Court Issues Guidance on Anti-monopoly Law Suits

May 9, 2012

The Supreme People’s Court issued a Judicial Interpretation yesterday on litigation brought under the 2008 Anti-Monopoly Law. I don’t have a copy yet, so I might have more to say later on. In the meantime, here are some highlights: The top court has reduced the burden of proof for a plaintiff in a civil lawsuit […]

Little Sheep Deal Approved. Can We Stop Talking About Coke-Huiyuan Now?

November 8, 2011

As I’ve said before, the failed bid of Huiyuan by Coca-Cola in 2008, the only outright rejection by China’s Ministry of Commerce of an M&A deal on competition law grounds, appears to have faded into legend as an example of protectionism, even though there was never any proof of that. Indeed, the numbers since then […]

Taobao Accused of Being a Monopoly? Not Exactly.

November 1, 2011

Nie Linhai, deputy commercial counselor of the ministry’s Department of Electronic Commerce and Informatization, said the ministry “suspect Taobao Mall may have held a monopoly”, the report said. Anyone into competition law might realize that the quote makes no sense. What’s actually going on here is that the e-commerce giant is being accused of abusing its […]

Jim McGregor on U.S. China Policy: Fight Fire With Fire

May 20, 2010

James McGregor says that China’s aggressive industrial policy is a reality that should be addressed by a comprehensive solution from the United States. I wish, but I have no faith in Washington’s ability to make it happen.